• Students gathered on Frisbee Field, Hartwick College
  • Students in class
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Forensic Anthropology: Osteology

Students will work in pairs to identify sets of human remains, learning the names of the bones, how to tell males from females, how to estimate age, height,  geographic origin, and more. We will learn about well-known forensic cases, and learn through videos about laboratory tests that would require materials not available to us. Video and readings will show what the experiences of forensic anthropologists working on a case are actually like.

The demand for forensic anthropologists far exceeds the supply; this course will help prepare students for the field in the future, and will be of value in many other occupations as well.

This course is taught by Professor of Anthropology Connie Anderson.

For more information about studying anthropology at Hartwick, visit the Department of Anthropology web page.